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The world’s greatest forum for civil society, goverments and the private sector working together to fight corruption.

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Saturday, December 3 • 11:30 - 13:30
Anti-Corruption Journalists and Activists: More Light, More Heat

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Corruption is global, often ignoring national borders. It's based on a nimble network that helps wrongdoers hide ill-gotten gains in the shadows and deepens global inequality. Investigative journalists throw a spotlight onto these networks, forcing the truth into the open; activists then generate heat by pressuring governments and law enforcement to act.

Information sharing can increase impact. Nonetheless, journalists and activists often choose not to communicate. The desire for integrity and independence - on both sides - is strong and ingrained. But anti-corruption actors the world over are waking up to the fact that it takes a network to fight a network. There is a massive opportunity for journalists and activists to better coordinate their work to create positive, impactful and sustained change.

Communication and cooperation between journalists and activists isn’t new but what do we need to do to raise our game and make greater impact? This workshop will discuss important examples of where such communication and coordination have been effective and why, discuss a new initiative soon to be launched by TI and OCCRP to enhance global anti-corruption action, and explore how rigorous investigative work and targeted advocacy can be brought together in new ways.

Workshop Agenda


Paul Radu: Investigative Journalist and Director, OCCRP
Anne Koch: Director, Transparency International

Paul and Anne will introduce a new anti-corruption initiative led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project in partnership with Transparency International. The multilateral global coalition will aim to improve cross-border communication between investigative journalists, researchers and activists with the ultimate goal of revealing and challenging grand corruption worldwide.

Panel Discussion: Bringing Journalists and Activists Together – A Conversation

Paul Radu: Investigative Journalist and Director, OCCRP
Anne Koch: Director, Transparency International

Patrick Alley: Director and Co-founder, Global Witness
Beatrice Edwards:  International Program Director, Government Accountability Project
Carlos Hernandez: President and Co-founder, Association for a More Just Society (AJS)
David Kaplan: Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Marina Walker: Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Expected contributors from the floor

Astrid Leij: Executive Director, Centro Liber
Carlos Hernandez/Kurt Verbeeck: TI Honduras
Ilya Shumanov: TI Russia
Achref Aouadi: I Watch Tunisia
Carlo Eduardo Huertas, Director Connectas


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Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Giannina Segnini currently is Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program at theJournalism School at Columbia University in New York. Until February 2014, Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at Costa Rican newspaper La Nacion. The team was fully dedicated to unfold investigative stories by gathering, analyzing and visualizing public databases. Her team processed the data and developed the... Read More →

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Patrick Alley

Director, Global Witness
Patrick Alley is a Co-founder and Director of Global Witness, which focuses on preventing conflict and corruption arising from the use of natural resources. Mr. Alley focuses on tackling the trade in Conflict Resources (natural resource trade that can cause, perpetuate and fund conflict). In particular Mr. Alley works on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, and also leads Global Witness’ campaign against industrial... Read More →
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Beatrice Edwards

International Program Director, Former Executive Director, Government Accountability Project

Carlos Hernandez

Executive President, Asociación para una Sociedad Mas Justa (ASJ)
Carlos Hernández is the co-founder and president of the Association for a More Just Society (AJS). He is also president of the civil society coalition Transformemos Honduras and a member of the board of directors of the Alliance for Peace and Justice in Honduras. Hernández received his bachelor’s degree from the National Autonomous University in Honduras in 1994, and a Project Planning and Evaluation Certificate from the... Read More →
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a new platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. | | Twitter: @IDashboard
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Marina Walker

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More →

Session Coordinator
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Anne Koch

Director, Europe And Central Asia, Transparency International
Director for Europe and Central Asia for Transparency International, where she is responsible for supporting the work of 45 autonomous chapters and leading a team at TI in Berlin. The anti-corruption work includes public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, international development, institutional capacity-building and other initiatives. She has also had an award-winning career in broadcast journalism, including Deputy... Read More →

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Casey Kelso

Advocacy Director, TI-S
Let's talk about accountability for the grand corrupt... And the illicit financial flows that are sent ping-ponging around the world to buy mansions, jets and yachts. Who would you nominate as the worst of a bad bunch?

Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Chocoe room - The innovation hub

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